Events & Opportunities

October 27, 2020

Consider This with Jamelle Bouie

One week before Election Day, New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie will talk with Oregon Humanities about democracy, moments of transition, and the significance of this particularly charged political moment. Bouie has been an observer of political culture and someone whose work has shaped culture—in print, on television, on twitter, and even through his photography—and as we talk about the political moment, we'll also explore the relationship between politics and culture.

5:00 p.m. PDT,

November 10, 2020

Connect in Place: What Just Happened? What Happens Next?

One week after election day, Adam Davis will facilitate an online community conversation about the results of federal, state, and local elections. This statewide conversation will focus less on the numbers than on the significance of these results for ourselves and our communities.

5:00 p.m.,

November 14, 2020

Consider This: Women in Business

Jackson County Library Services presents an hourlong panel discussion with local women business owners on how they have navigated challenges in order to find or create opportunity for success, followed by a thirty-minute Q&A. This event is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

10:00 a.m.,

November 17, 2020

Connect in Place: Relationships for Resilience

In this conversation with Christina deVillier, we will explore the dynamics of our strongest relationships, seeking to name the qualities and practices that underpin resilience. How can we bring our insights more intentionally and broadly to bear, both in our human relationships and in our relationships with our home—lands, waters, and ecosystems?

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT,

December 1, 2020

Connect in Place: Can We Get Along?

What holds us back from connecting with each other? How do our personal experiences contribute to—and have the potential to break down—these barriers? Join facilitator Chisao Hata as she holds space to examine our individual and collective questions on race, perspectives, and cultural values around what brings us together and what separates us.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT,

December 15, 2020

Connect in Place: What is a Creative Priority?

This conversation with MOsley WOtta investigates the relevance of making art during times of personal, communal, or global crisis. What exactly does creativity offer us during this time of obvious uncertainty? What is our collective and personal obligation to creativity during a significant upheaval?

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT,

January 12, 2021

Connect in Place: Talking about Dying

This conversation with Andrea Cano offers an opportunity to reflect on the stories and cultural influences that shape our thinking about death and dying and share perspectives and ideas with fellow community members. How might our family, traditions, rituals, religion, and beliefs shape how we think about death? What would a ‘good death’ look like for us—what do we want—and not want—at the end of our life? What are the essential considerations?

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT,

January 21, 2021

Facilitation Training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. We will host this three-part training on Zoom, and we’ll focus on both online and in-person facilitation techniques and skills.

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,

January 26, 2021

Connect in Place: Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity, and Compassion

As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels and different types of privileges and powers. How can we hold space for these feelings while also creating conditions for new insights to emerge that deepen our understanding of each other and ourselves? Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation that explores how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT,